Wow, another park to paint in! I'm seeing so many new parks since I joined the plein air groups. There are usually a lot of choices of painting subjects within the parks and also in the surrounding areas.
Last Thursday the group met at Library Park in Monrovia. It's a lovely park at the public library. The stand-out feature is the Moreton Bay Fig trees. These are huge trees, and beautiful as well. They are from the eastern coast of Australia and can get to be 200 feet high, 8 feet across. If Monrovia's trees aren't quite that large yet, they are well on their way. The special trees are in many parks and large gardens in California.
The weather was cold and damp as I walked around deciding what to paint. I felt I had to go with a view including one of the spectacular trees. This is 8"x10". Monrovia's downtown is very charming and even more so with the Christmas decorations. I took some photos for a possible painting. The sun finally came out at noon and we had a big group for the after-painting discussion.